The First- and Second-Year English (FSE) Program coordinates English 101, English 102, and 200-level English courses. These courses are essential to the mission of the university; the 101-level courses fulfill university’s core goals for written communication, while the 200-level courses also fulfill the goals for critical thinking and introduction to humanities.

The administrators of the FSE program provide support to the students enrolled in these courses and to the instructors teaching these courses. They set course goals, create curriculum, supervise policies, and manage professional development for instructors. 

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